• Brendan Fraser is playing the pyro-themed villain Firefly in HBO Max’s “Batgirl”
  • The movie is just one of the projects the actor is doing as part of his comeback
  • His other upcoming projects include “The Whale” and “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Brendan Fraser is heading to Gotham City for his next project in his Hollywood comeback.

The 52-year-old Canadian-American, who was a staple in Hollywood movies in the ’90s to the early 2000s, is set to star in HBO Max’s upcoming “Batgirl” movie, sources told The Hollywood Reporter Monday.

Fraser is said to be portraying pyromaniac villain Firefly in the Batman Universe who will be butting heads with titular heroine Batgirl, played by 26-year-old singer-actress Leslie Grace.

Though the project will mark Fraser’s debut in the DC Extended Universe, it’s not the first time for him to be part of DC-related content as he is already playing the role of Cliff “Robotman” Steele in HBO Max’s “Doom Patrol” TV series, as pointed out by New York Post.

Fraser, who was a mainstay in “The Mummy” films, appears to be ready to take his career to a more prolific direction with his comeback projects slated for release next year. The actor previously stepped away from the cameras due to his depression battle.

Aside from “Batgirl,” Fraser will also star in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale.” Once filming for the drama wraps up, he will move on to his next big project, which is Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Prior to snagging the roles in the upcoming films, he was already done participating in Steven Soderbergh’s “No Sudden Move,” which came out earlier this year.

Apart from Fraser and Grace, Jacob Scipio has also joined “Batgirl,” which is going to exclusively debut on the streamer. The project will be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Kristin Burr is producing, while Christina Hodson penned the script.

Plot details are scarce, but Deadline reported that the film will likely focus on Commissioner Gordon’s daughter Barbara Gordon, who is the most established version of the Batgirl character in the comics.

Fraser’s comeback has been a long time coming for the actor, who received a lot of love and support from fans despite his absence in the industry for many years. In August, a TikTok video showing his virtual meeting with cosplayer Lindley Key went viral.

In the clip, Key assured Fraser that many of his fans still support him and want to see him back in the limelight. The actor couldn’t help but smile in response to Key’s words.

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Pictured: Brendan Fraser attends 'No Sudden Move' during 2021 Tribeca Festival at The Battery on June 18, 2021 in New York City. Santiago Felipe/Getty Images